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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Programs

Certificate in Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Engineering (code MAE_CT03)

Director: Hamid Rahai

This 21-unit certificate is designed to prepare engineering and science students to design various HVAC systems. Students may also earn this certificate in conjunction with a bachelor's degree. Contact the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for more information.


  • 1. Consultation with the Program Director and preparation of a Program Planner;
  • 2. Satisfactory completion of the required courses, as listed below;
  • 3. Approval of a special project and its satisfactory completion (MAE 491);
  • 4. Completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in an approved major. The Certificate may be awarded concurrently with or subsequent to the baccalaureate degree.

Required Courses

The HVAC Certificate Program requires a minimum of 21 semester units, as indicated below:

  • Take all of the following:
    • MAE 300 Engineering Instrumentation & Measurement (2)
    • MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    • MAE 431 Heat Transfer Systems Design (3)
    • MAE 438 Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (3)
    • MAE 490E Special Topics: HVAC Systems Design and Equipment (3)
    • MAE 491 Special Problems (3)
    • CE 336 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1)
  • Take one of the following:
    • MAE 333, CE 335

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